Nevada Man Faces Federal Charges for Threatening Jewish US Senator

( – Antisemitic attacks are on the rise in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel. FBI Director Christopher Wray recently warned antisemitism has reached “historic levels.” Recently, police arrested a man who targeted a Jewish senator.

On October 27, 43-year-old John Anthony Miller made his first appearance in court. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, between October 11 and October 19, the defendant left multiple threatening voicemails for a senator, later identified as Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV). He allegedly threatened to kidnap, assault, and murder the lawmaker “with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere” with her official duties.

On October 18, Miller reportedly showed up at the Lloyd D. George Courthouse and said he was going to see Rosen. When a Court Security Officer denied him entry, he refused to cooperate with the official. Instead, he threw a fit and screamed profanities. On October 19, he left more voicemails for the senator, including asking her if she had any family who were Israeli settlers. He accused her family of killing Palestinians who live in the West Bank.

Officers arrested him on October 26 and charged him with a single count of threatening a federal official.

Miller isn’t the only person to face charges for antisemitism. On October 31, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York announced the arrest of 21-year-old Patrick Dai. The press release states the student posted threatening messages on the Cornell section of an online message site. In those messages, he allegedly called for the murders of Jewish people.

Dai also allegedly said that he was going to “shoot up 104 west” the dining hall at Cornell that serves Kosher food next to the school’s Jewish Center. He also reportedly said he was going to slit the throats of Jewish males on campus, behead Jewish babies, and rape Jewish women. He’s facing up to five years in prison.

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